10 March 2012 • Vol. 17, No. 3
Horner Named Director Keith Horner, PharmD,
MPA, has accepted the position of director of St. Alexius Medical Center’s Clinical Informatics de- partment in addition to remaining as director of Pharmacy. He will work closely with Dr. Brandon Price, director of Medical Informatics, to help develop the support structure needed as St. Alexius moves forward with imple- menting an enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR). Horner will off er his knowledge
Keith Horner, PharmD, MPA
in organizational structure, project management and the expertise he gained while implementing St. Alexius’ electronic pharmacy records to lead in the development of this department.
Two St. A’s Two certiied family nurse practitio- ners recently joined St. Alexius’ Hos- pitalist program. Cynthia Folk, FNP-C, completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing through North Dakota State University and her master’s degree and clinical rotations through University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Folk is board certiied with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association. Mark Koivula, FNP-C, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Mary, where he became a certiied fam- ily nurse practitioner. After graduating with his nurse practitioner degree in 2009, Koivula worked at Mid Dakota Clinic. He has more than 18 years of experience as a registered nurse, primarily working in critical care. He is certiied by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed to practice as an FNP in the state of North Dakota.
MABU Adds Pecego Jose Pecego recently joined Agency MABU as a marketing and communi- cations intern. Pecego will work on web and print media projects as well as MABU’s “Marketing Good Works” initiative, off ering pro bono marketing services to selected non-proit organi- zations. Pecego attends the University of Mary in Bismarck and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Mar- keting and a Business Administration minor.
Wallevand Elected Treasurer AJ Wallevand, Ulteig’s landscape architect, has been elected treasurer for the North Dakota Urban and Community Forestry Association (NDUCFA) Board of Directors for 2012. Wallevand assumes her position at the 24th Annual Tree Care Confer- ence in Fargo Jan. 29-31. Wallevand
is currently a member of the budget standing committee.
Walker Joins St. A’s Laura Walker, MD, re- cently joined St. Alexius’ Hospitalist program and is a member of the Clini- cal Informatics team. She will assist in the implementation of elec- tronic health records, provider quality electronic data collection, analysis and feedback and utilization of clinical informatics in improving target popu- lation health, chronic disease manage- ment and prevention. Dr. Walker received her medical
Laura Walker, MD
degree from University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and completed a resi- dency in family practice at University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She is certiied by the Ameri- can Board of Family Practitioners. Dr. Walker has more than 12 years of clinical experience in rural North Dakota and South Dakota, with special interests in women’s health, preventive care and healthcare informatics.
Charvat Registered Renae Charvat, Medcenter One sleep
technologist and respiratory therapist, recently passed an exam to become a registered sleep technologist through the National Board of Registered Poly- somnographic Technologists. Charvat has worked for the Medcen-
ter One Sleep Center for six years. She performs sleep studies to determine whether or not a patient is suff ering from a sleep disorder.
DFC Consultants Adds Two
Joseph Goplin joins
DFC Consultants as an accounting consultant. Goplin has an associ- ate’s degree in account- ing from Rasmussen College and will receive his baccalaureate of sci- ence degree in account- ing in June 2012. Goplin was previously the accountant at Custom Marketing Company and is a deputy auditor for Clay County. Todd Reisenauer joins DFC Consul- tants as a business development man- ager. Reisenauer is a graduate of North Dakota State University and received a masters of management from Universi- ty of Mary. Reisenauer was previously the market development manager at Pedigree Technologies.
Joseph Goplin Todd Reisenauer Auxiliary Donates
St. Alexius’ Auxiliary presented the Medical Center with a record $50,000 donation during the Auxiliary’s annual business meeting. St. Alexius’ Auxiliary is comprised of 77 members, who host eight fundraisers a year and volunteer their time to run the hospital’s gift shop.
In 2011, some of the items pur- chased through funds from the Aux- iliary included lat screen TVs for the ICU and admitting waiting areas, play stations and games for the pediatric unit and perinatal loss books.
Thompson Joins American American Trust Center is pleased to an- nounce Missy Thomp- son as assistant vice president of safety and soundness. Thomp- son is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Masters in Business Administration. She also earned her CPA and has seven years of auditing experience including 401(k) audits.
Three Join Mahlum Goodhart Mahlum Goodhart, PC a locally owned certi- ied public accounting irm has hired three accountants.
Hanson Awarded Derek Hanson, direc-
tor of St. Alexius’ Safe- ty, Security & Emer- gency Management, received a special appreciation award in Las Vegas during the National Association of EMTs conference. He was recognized by the International PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) organization for his many years of dedicated service to the program.
Roethler Hired Bismarck State Col- lege has hired Donald Roethler as its chief buildings and grounds oficer. Roethler worked for
DeeAnn Jahner has joined the tax depart- ment as a tax manager. Jahner specializes in individual and busi- ness taxation, as well as QuickBooks consult- ing, payroll prepara- tion and quarterly tax reporting. Jahner is a graduate of Dickinson State University with a bachelor’s degree in ac- counting and has more than 15 years of public accounting experi- ence and previously worked as a senior tax associate for a regional public accounting irm in Bismarck and Aberdeen, S.D. for 11 years.
Jerry Kuhn Kristi Misek graduated from Jame- Donald
Bismarck Public Schools for 11 years, the last eight as facilities coordinator. He was a partner in Edling Electric Inc., Bismarck, and holds a journeyman electrician’s license. A graduate of North Dakota State College of Science in electrical tech- nology, Roethler has many continu- ing education credits through the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, safety courses from Ulteig Engineers, and a training certiicate in large loss disasters from Hydro Lab of Indiana.
His management responsibilities will encompass building operations, new construction and renovation projects, grounds plantings, parking lot maintenance and repair, signage, and other work ascribed to his ofice.
Anderson Honored Former Greater North Dakota As- sociation President Dale O. Anderson
stown College with a degree in ac- counting. She then went on to obtain a masters of forensic studies with an emphasis in accounting from Steven- son University. In 2008, Misek became a Certiied Fraud Examiner. Jerry Kuhn joined Mahlum Goodhart in 2011 as a staff accountant. He is the leader in the payroll department and is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.
AARC Elects Three Bon Wikenheiser, Mary Klecker-Green and Kevin Stadler were elected to three-year terms on the Abused Adult Resource Center Board of Directors during the agency’s annual meeting. Wikenheiser is state director for the North Dakota Small Business Devel- opment Centers while Klecker-Green
has been selected to receive the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce Greater North Dakotan Award. Anderson will be presented with the award at the Governor’s Business Forum on April 3 in Minot. The Greater North Dakotan Award is one of the North Dakota Chamber’s most prestigious statewide awards, and is being presented in recognition of Anderson’s years of service to the Greater North Dakota Association (GNDA) and the state’s business com- munity.
Keller Williams Jake Axtman, real es-
tate sales professional in Bismarck, has joined Keller Williams Roers Realty.
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16
| Page 17
| Page 18
| Page 19
| Page 20
| Page 21
| Page 22
| Page 23
| Page 24